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Bed Bugs: Unwanted Travellers

Bedbugs are small parasitic insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are often found in hotels, motels, and other vacation accommodations, and can easily hitch a ride home with unsuspecting travellers. Here are some tips on how to avoid bringing bedbugs home with you from your holiday.

Do your research

Before booking your accommodation, check online reviews and reports to see if there have been any previous reports of bedbugs. If you find any reports, it may be best to look for a different accommodation.

Check your room

When you arrive at your accommodation, inspect the room for signs of bedbugs. Look for small, reddish-brown bugs, shed skins, or dark spots on the bedding or walls. You can also use a flashlight to check under the mattress and in any cracks or crevices.

Keep your luggage off the floor

Bedbugs can crawl onto your luggage and hitch a ride back to your home. Keep your luggage on a luggage rack or elevated surface, away from walls or other furniture.

Store your clothing in sealed plastic bags

Bedbugs can also hide in your clothing, so it's important to store your clothing in sealed plastic bags when you're not wearing them.

Wash your clothes as soon as you get home

When you return home, immediately wash all of your clothing in hot water and dry them on high heat. This will help to kill any bedbugs that may have hitched a ride with you.

By following these tips, you can help to avoid bringing bedbugs home with you from your holiday. If you do suspect that you have brought bedbugs home with you, it's important to contact a pest control professional to help eliminate them before they become a more serious problem.

If you have a problem with bedbugs or any other type of pest contact that needs professional treatment contact us below or call us on 07443 052851, and our experienced, friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.